Teaching

Professors' reflections on their experiences with 'ungrading' spark renewed interest in the student-centered assessment practice

Professors' reflections on their experiences with 'ungrading' spark renewed interest in the student-centered assessment practice.

Racist writing instructor's Listserv post prompts debate about future of the field and how scholars communicate

Racist writing instructor's Listserv post prompts debate about the future of the field and how scholars communicate with one another.

New study says trigger warnings are useless. Does that mean they should be abandoned?

A new study says trigger warnings are useless. Does that mean they should be abandoned?

Major survey shows professors worry about discrimination but aren't prepared to deal with classroom conflicts over diversity

Major survey shows that professors worry about discrimination but aren't prepared to deal with classroom conflicts over diversity. Other findings touch on mentoring, pay and politics.

Study links faculty attitudes on intelligence to student success in STEM, with large impact on minority student success

Students have better educational outcomes in courses taught by those who have "growth mind-sets" than those who believe intelligence is fixed. For minority students, achievement gaps are cut in half.

Weighing in on Duke case, experts discuss discrimination against international students and pressures to assimilate

Recent controversy over email from Duke professor about Chinese students speaking Chinese in lounges reflects larger tensions in academe, experts say.

Professor is suspended for using the N-word in class in discussion of language from James Baldwin essay

Professor is suspended for using the N-word in class. He was discussing language in a James Baldwin essay. Given the slur's potential to throw learning off course, is it ever worth using in the classroom -- if it ever was?

Liberal education advocates discuss ways to reclaim conversations about academe

Liberal education advocates discuss ways to "reclaim" conversations about academe -- in part by not using the term "liberal arts."

Email to students at U of Houston about body odor raises concerns about how to broach this delicate topic, if at all

Professor's email at U of Houston about body odor, referencing some cultures, raises concerns about how to broach this delicate topic, if at all.

Do historians miss the ideals of assessment, as some have suggested?

Historians discuss efforts to evaluate student learning far beyond a grade.

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